Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 07:28
Dear Lyons Community,
As we all know by now, the Boulder and Larimer County Commissioners have voted and approved creation of the Lyons Library District, so let’s vote in November to Keep Lyons Alive, funding a 21st century facility full of books, audio, business resources, computers, Internet, and meeting spaces at the least; the staff to help us all (from three to one hundred and three in age), and the hours to
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:59
Next week, the County Commissions will vote on whether to form a new library district in the greater Lyons area. If the district is formed, the existence of the Library Steering Committee (LSC), which has lead the effort to create a new library/resource center in Lyons, will end. With this (hopeful) transition in mind, let’s take a moment to consider what the LSC has accomplished.
Let’s begin with what the LSC was designed to do, and not do. Composed entirely of volunteers, but with no budget or bank account, the LSC’s purpose was to gather community input, study possible sites, determine costs and library features, and get a library district formed. The new
Published on Thursday, February 14 2013 01:12
Moving to Lyons from Boulder in 2008 will always be one of the best decisions of our lives. I have come up with a list of the top 10 reasons I love Lyons. This list is only to be shared by residents of Lyons. It is top secret!
10) The best outdoor ice skating rink for miles around - I don’t ice skate, but I love to walk down to
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:48
Dear Lyons Community,
I have some grievances with the proposed Library District and Library Steering Committee.
A number of years ago when I was on the Town Board I expressed my skepticism about spending $80,000 for a comprehensive Town management plan because
I wasn’t sure it would be used. But we did create a plan, and the plan was to a significant degree based upon survey results. Let me share with you some of those survey results.
First in the Lyons Comprehensive Plan Survey on Page 4 the people were asked to, “Please rate Lyons as a community on each of the items listed below. 63.6% of the respondents rated the Quality of the library: very good, good or adequate.
Published on Thursday, November 01 2012 01:00
Dear Lyons Voters,
The Lyons Economic Development Commission endorses Ballot Issue 3-A, the Mill Override measure for the St. Vrain Valley School District.
EDC Commissioners don’t stand alone on this issue. We have joined a large group. Mayors of every town in the school district support this measure. So do a substantial number of business organizations, economic stakeholders, and community leaders throughout the school district.